*************************NOTE: Apologies for the lack of updates, going through a particularly busy time in school and otherwise. That said, expect a large amount of updates starting in April, when we should be able to get back to working on this game.***********************
Project: FATE (Futuristic Attachment for Technological Exploration) is a free first person adventure/puzzle/exploration game inspired by the likes of Portal and Myst. The game is centered around a combination of exploration and physics-based manipulation, using robotic 'pawns' with unique properties that allow movement and interactivity.
At the moment, most of the game's concepts have been tested. However, if anyone has cool ideas that they'd like to see implemented as unique pawns, we'd love to hear from you. Suggestions for game improvement are also always welcome.
Updates will hopefully be released on a monthly schedule; however, since most of the dev team is still in school, delays will likely be expected until January.
Finally, though our team is brilliant in every way, we're unfortunately lacking a modeler. Many of the assets in game were taken from the UDK presets (seriously, Epic games is Epic). Ideally, we'll move away from the preset models, but for the testing stages we'll work with what we have. A quick note: This is and likely will be a hobby project. We have no money to speak of (see: highschoolers, above). We'd love to have as many people as possible on board, but for now into the foreseeable future, its volunteer work only.
One of our dev team members is obsessed with squirrels. If you see them around the site, it's probably him.
Resident Mole/Project Head: Amol J. Kapoor
Resident Cow/Head Level Designer: John Lima
Resident Cat/Head Art Designer: Tracey Lin
Resident Squirrel/Head of PR and Inventor of Crazy Ideas: Derek Hong
Resident Wolf/Head Music Director and Temp Modeler: Yuto Takamoto
Resident Lynx/Head Storyboard-er and Co-Art Designer: Isabel Kim
So you might have noticed that updates to Project FATE have been sort of thin on the ground lately…
Well fear not, we here at Project FATE have been dying of schoolwork working on the storyline and how it meshes with the gameplay. Meaning, creating a storyline pretty much from scratch. In a lot of ways, we had felt that we’d become bogged down in making something “realistic” and losing the fun, exploratory aspect. And that wasn’t cool. So, after much deliberation, we pretty much scrapped most of our old material in favor of a new zany, vaguely-surrealist storyline.
Are you excited? Here it is:
Project FATE now tells the epic and worldshattering adventure of a high school kid trying to get to school.
And when we say worldshattering, we literally meant worldshattering. Because here’s the catch.High-School-Kid-Protagonist-Dude has the unfortunate ability to see every single dimension at once. And interact with them. Some days, his fridge is a tree. Other days his living room is an office building. Sometimes he misses the bus because his front step takes a steep drop into an ocean. Life, what can you do about it.
Your job, as controller of High-School-Kid-Protagonist-Dude, is to figure out how to get across that ocean, turn that tree back into a fridge, roam across the wilds of the office building, go out there and get the poor bastard to school.
But, on a meta scale, what this means for gameplay is that it gives us major ability in creating an original, physics-and-common-sense-bending landscape. And it means that you, the player, will have so much more to explore, and many more puzzles to figure out. It’s going to be weirder and more wonderful than you could ever imagine.
Get pumped guys. We’re going to school.
PS: We’re not scrapping everything. In fact, most of what you’ve seen so far will still be included in different areas of the game...just connected in more unexpected ways.